The Museum holds the largest collection of Egyptian objects outside Egypt. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, a 5,000 year old sand-dried mummy, wall paintings from Nebamun’s tomb and sculptures of Ramesses II.
A guide to the Egyptian
Age 3–6, 7–11, 12–16, 16+
Life in ancient
Mummies: how were
Painting an Egyptian
Symbols of the
How did the Book of the Dead help the ancient Egyptians on their journey to the afterlife?
Students explore ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife and create a digital collage inspired by tomb paintings.
Students explore the famous tomb-painting of Nebamun hunting in the marshes.
KS2,3 & 4
Students experience ancient Egypt through sight, sound, smell and touch.
Images and video are used to help understand more about Ancient Egyptian mummies.
Discover the fascinating contents of an Egyptian tomb and learn about how archaeologists work.
Students explore the varied lifestyles of five ancient societies.
Students use digital tools to solve science challenges about museum objects.
Teachers receive a 10% discount*. Quote teacher1112 in Museum shops or at the checkout online.
- A McDonald, The Ancient Egyptians: Their Lives and Their World
- John H Taylor, Egyptian Mummies
- Richard Parkinson, Hunefer and his Book of the Dead
- Delia Pemberton, Illustrated Atlas of Ancient Egypt
- Nigel Strudwick, Pocket Dictionary of Egyptian Mummies
- Nicholas Badcott, Pocket Explorer: African Civilizations
- Joyce Filer, Pocket Explorers: Ancient Egypt and the Nile
- Helen Strudwick, Pocket Timeline of Ancient Egypt
- Richard Parkinson, Pocket Guide to Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs
- Angela McDonald, The British Museum Pocket Dictionary of Ancient Egyptian animals
*Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.